ARTISTIC STATEMENT

  Photo by Dimitri Mais

Photo by Dimitri Mais

My artist training is very heavy in traditional methods of drawing and painting. It is natural for me to work with pen and ink, though I've spent a significant amount of time in all mediums. I've become interested in melding the old-school technique of hand drawn, classical images with a more contemporary representation.

My works, I hope, will create the sense of being a time traveler - moving both forward and backwards in time. These images don't HAVE to be hand drawn, but that's the medium I've chosen. This is Jean Baudrillard's simulacra in action: depicting or copying something that had no original to begin with, or no longer has an original. In some ways, this copy becomes the true original.
 

- Lado Pochkhua